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Gordon Brothers' First Annual Perth Poker Night

It is safe to say there was a buzz about the Terrace in the leadup to the inaugural Gordon Brothers Poker Night. With big shoes to fill, and even bigger bragging rights on the line, “How’s your form been lately?” seemed to be the words on everyone’s lips…

Hosted in the newly renovated Riff Town Hall space, 100 dedicated punters registered their interest for the biggest event of the year. The drinks and canapes flowed as many began their journey wide eyed and full of chips. It seemed there was plenty of 9-3 and 7-2 off suits dealt early on, but spirits wouldn’t be dampened. As the ‘blinds’ increased, so did both the confidence levels and the raises. As the night progressed a ‘Check’ was rarely seen or heard!

Our first winner of the night was Simon “Lotto” Theobald (PWC) who took home the lucky door prize, a superb after-dinner hamper from Ginger at The Como. This was soon followed by our ‘first out’ champion, Matt “Major Bluff” Aubrey (Gordon Brothers), who took home the wooden spoon and is certainly up for an expensive lunch when he returns to Perth in early August! Nicely done, Joseph “I’m not paying for lunch” Abberton (Lavan) for taking him down, with special mention to Nathan “Geez that was close” Stubing (FTI) who went out in the same hand but narrowly beat Aubs on a countback! Nathan has graciously agreed to buy unlimited lemonades for those attending the lunch!

Our final table saw 10 of the most die-hard players on the night battle it out for the coveted top spot of Gordon Brothers Poker Champion 2019. All went away winners, with the highly sought after ‘Gordon Brothers Showbag’ which included heavily branded GB visors, hip flasks, notebooks and pens. Well done, Jess ‘self-declared novice’ Mills (Gallagher) for 4th place, and once again the ANZ boys featured prominently at the end with new comer Nic ‘I’ve got Declan’s ticket’ Bencic running a very respectable 3rd. However, there could be only one winner. Our final two saw Dan “Pipped at the post” Woodhouse (FTI) and Jason “Three-Piece” De Silva go head-to-head for ultimate glory. A clear chip leader going into the final table, it was a very certain and determined ‘all-in call’ on a better than average Straight that brought Dan’s tower of chips crashing down. Congratulations, Jason, for pulling a sensational flush out of your waistcoat pocket and taking out this year’s championship title!

Ben, Nelson, Matt and Tim would like to thank all of those who attended on the night and helped to make it a success.

Thank you also to all of our loyal clients and friends for supporting Gordon Brothers’ entry into the WA market! We can’t wait for Poker Night 2020, and look forward to doing lots of business with you in the meantime!